Dr Adam Greer

Research Associate

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Overview

My research focuses on the area of environmental sustainability and particularly emission control, through the development of novel ionic liquids for numerous applications such as CO2 capture and plastic recycling. Ionic liquids are materials, comprised entirely of ions, and have been investigated in depth for their tailored properties. In our research, we utilise particular classes of ionic liquids and investigate the effect of waste gas stream contaminants (H2O, SO2, NOx) on the recyclability of CO2 capture sorbents.

I also apply advanced spectroscopic methods (and other analytical techniques) to a variety of research areas such as gas capture, photo-/electro-chemical applications and the development/characterisation of new materials, using:

  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
  • In-situ infrared
  • NMR
  • Mass spectrometry

Biography

Dr Adam Greer holds a BSc (2015) in Chemistry and Analytical Science, and a PhD (2019) in Chemistry, from Queen's University Belfast, working under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Hardacre. He is currently a Research Associate (since 2018) at The University of Manchester in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, Catalysis and Porous Materials (Prof. Christopher Hardacre), where he specialises in the use of ionic liquids for novel applications and the use of advanced spectroscopic techniques.

Social responsibility

Green Impact Awards - Gold awards for laboratories and offices at The University of Manchester from 2017. 

External positions

Visiting Researcher, Instituto Superior Tecnico

1 Nov 201730 Nov 2017

Visiting Research Associate, University of Manchester (UOM)

Aug 2016Sep 2018

Areas of expertise

  • QD Chemistry - Ionic Liquids, CO2 Capture, Flue Gas Impurities, CO2 Utilisation, Superbase ILs

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2019 - Doctor of Philosophy, Ionic Liquids for the Capture and Utilisation of CO2, Queen's University Belfast (2015 - 2018)
  • 2015 - Bachelor of Science, Chemistry and Forensic Analysis, Queen's University Belfast (2012 - 2015)

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